Are scientists correct when they say that Earth is just an insignificant speck orbiting a ho-hum star in an average galaxy? Are we just some cosmic accident? We’ve been told these things in school textbooks and in popular media but are the conclusions of scientists right?
Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970. It was designed to help people appreciate the ecology of this planet and to take good care of it. If Earth is just a nowhere place in a humdrum star system, why bother caring about it? On the other hand, empirical observation clearly shows what a remarkable home we have.
Earth is the right distance from the sun for life to survive. Liquid water is an amazing retainer of heat. The moon keeps the oceans stirred up to the proper degree so they won’t go stagnant or wash over the continents. The sun is neither too small or too big and emits light in the optimal wavelengths to penetrate the atmosphere of our planet. The access of the earth gives us seasons that allow for more life to prosper than if the planet was perpendicular to the sun. Our star is in the right spot in the galaxy. Too far out and Earth would lack many necessary elements. Too far in and the radiation would kill off any life.
Our home world has an amazing variety of life forms. Each one is suited for its niche in the environment. From the ice caps to the equator, this planet teams with wondrous creatures. As we examine each with electron microscopes, more amazing facts come to light. Organisms once thought to be simple blobs are now known to be incredibly complex.
Some environmentalists claim that humanity is a virus that should be eliminated. Naturally, they don’t include themselves in that elimination. The truth is that we have been given the place at the top of the food chain for a very good reason. Since we can plan for the future, rather than doing whatever instincts tell us, we have the duty to care for this world. Though we need to farm the land and build places to live in, our job is to manage this place.
Earth truly is a privileged planet. From all the observations of empirical science, we can feel confident that this wonderful globe was the product of an immense intelligence. Furthermore, we can see that our place in the universe is optimal for studying the stars. From the microcosm to the macrocosm, we have definite evidence of the designer’s design.
The Privileged planet is a video documentary produced by Illustra media. It contains spectacular computer animation and quotes from many respected scientists. For further information, visit the Illustra Media web site.
In my How I Was Razed book, I also mentioned how I learned about empirical science and its revelation of a creative mastermind behind this universe. This journey from cultism to Christianity is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Virtual Bookworm Publishers.